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ple_1969
06-14-2012, 07:29 PM
Hello - well after 2 weekends and some evenings itís finally finished. I'm a homeowner and last year I put a few posts on the site about using a river to supply an irrigation system. I took all the advice I received and designed then build my system. Just wanted to say "thanks" to all that gave me feedback. Boots, really appreciate that tip on the Goulds 1.5 hp jet pump. Its suits my needs perfectly. Getting 18GPM @ 55psi. Here are some pics.

Pete

1idejim
06-14-2012, 07:35 PM
nice and clean, hope you are proud of your work :)

Mike Leary
06-14-2012, 09:15 PM
Very nice, always good to see a liquid-filled pressure gauge!

Mark B
06-14-2012, 09:25 PM
Good work.

jabbo
06-15-2012, 07:40 AM
Man, wish I had a source of water like that...Looks like your homework paid off!!! Good job.:clapping:

FIMCO-MEISTER
06-15-2012, 07:52 AM
Very clean professional looking work. I'm impressed. Boots knows his pumps and cheap wine.

Wet_Boots
06-15-2012, 07:59 AM
Looks good - I would have had galvanized steel going in and out of the pump, but the PVC should be okay since the pump is going to be cooler out of the sunlight

ple_1969
06-15-2012, 10:59 AM
Thanks guys! I took my time and did the best I could. I followed the advice given - used quality parts (no Orbit) double clamped as needed, used a good PVC glue on slip joints and Magaloc on threaded. I have to admit that this was hard work. My hat is off to all of you that do this as your profession.

pete

1idejim
06-15-2012, 11:12 AM
Thanks guys! I took my time and did the best I could. I followed the advice given - used quality parts (no Orbit) double clamped as needed, used a good PVC glue on slip joints and Magaloc on threaded. I have to admit that this was hard work. My hat is off to all of you that do this as your profession.

pete

final clean-up of PVC can be done with acetone soaked rag or painting of exposed PVC, painting will delay UV issues.

Galvanized or brass into the ground will dissipate heat and add strength when not protected.

great job though :)

Wet_Boots
06-15-2012, 11:24 AM
So what did you use for the suction tubing?

ple_1969
06-15-2012, 11:57 AM
So what did you use for the suction tubing?

Used 1.5" Charter 100 psi poly. Needed something flexible so I can pull the intake out of the river after a heavy rain without disconnecting from the pump. This calm river becomes a raging river.

Kiril
06-15-2012, 12:41 PM
final clean-up of PVC can be done with acetone soaked rag or painting of exposed PVC, painting will delay UV issues.

Galvanized or brass into the ground will dissipate heat and add strength when not protected.

great job though :)

Listen to Jim, he's got an eye out for you.

CAPT Stream Rotar
06-15-2012, 08:18 PM
I'm liking the unions !


I've never put in one in my life..

koster_irrigation
06-15-2012, 08:23 PM
I would have come in and out of the pump with at least 8"to 10" or so of brass or copper to dissipate any heat from the pump.

Ive seen several over the years melt pvc threads and blow them out....

Good job putting the filter & unions for servicing

ArTurf
06-15-2012, 11:11 PM
Good clean looking pump job. Tell me you didn't just put one line of heads down the middle of the yard though.

ple_1969
06-16-2012, 06:02 AM
I would have come in and out of the pump with at least 8"to 10" or so of brass or copper to dissipate any heat from the pump.

Ive seen several over the years melt pvc threads and blow them out....

Good job putting the filter & unions for servicing

Hmm, good point and it makes sense. I might consider redoing the piping next year.

ple_1969
06-16-2012, 06:06 AM
Good clean looking pump job. Tell me you didn't just put one line of heads down the middle of the yard though.

Yup 1 row in the middle:laugh: Actually I have 4 laterals runs installed, just took a picture of that zone.

jabbo
06-18-2012, 08:42 AM
Sure would like to see pics of the other laterals.....Yup 1 row in the middle:laugh: Actually I have 4 laterals runs installed, just took a picture of that zone.

jvanvliet
07-10-2012, 04:17 PM
:clapping: Very nice job

Busa Dave
07-10-2012, 08:38 PM
Get a real pump! Just kidding--nice job!
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z306/meyerdw/th_5eb97d09.jpg (http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z306/meyerdw/5eb97d09.jpg)

cgaengineer
07-10-2012, 08:43 PM
Fantastic job!
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